• Panicked 911 caller: Dispatcher had no reason to hang up

    Updated: 51 min ago

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 911 caller said Wednesday she was panicked about a friend being shot but stayed as calm as possible before a New Mexico dispatcher told her to "deal with it yourself" and hung up as she sought aid. Seventeen-year-old Esperanza Quintero told The Associated...

  • Ex-Navy SEAL alleges anti-gay bullying by CIA workers

    Updated: 59 min ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former Navy SEAL has filed an internal complaint alleging the CIA bullied him for being gay during a work assignment in June in Afghanistan. Brett Jones said he filed the complaint last week against the federal agency, saying he was forced to endure homophobic slurs...

  • Court bars anti-abortion group from releasing new videos

    Updated: 59 min ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A temporary restraining order has been issued preventing an anti-abortion group from releasing any video of leaders of a California company that provides fetal tissue to researchers. The group is the same one that previously released three covertly shot videos of a...

  • Judge refuses to toss out US spying charges against banker

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge refused on Wednesday to throw out a spy case against a Russian banker, rejecting arguments that the U.S government was overreaching by prosecuting a defendant who was openly working as an agent of a foreign government. U.S. District Judge Richard Berman...

  • Prosecutors tried to commit man now accused in decapitation

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — The county prosecutor's office in metro Phoenix said Wednesday that it tried unsuccessfully to extend a man's stay at a state mental hospital before he was released from custody several months ago and became a suspect in the decapitation of his wife and mutilation of...

  • Colorado shooter's mom: Silence was his loudest cry for help

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — James Holmes' mother insisted Wednesday she would "have been crawling on all fours" to reach him had she known he was talking about killing people weeks before he ambushed a crowded Colorado movie theater. Arlene Holmes said her son's campus psychiatrist never...

  • 3 UVa graduates sue Rolling Stone over retracted rape story

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Three University of Virginia graduates and members of a fraternity profiled in a debunked account of a gang rape in a retracted Rolling Stone magazine story filed a lawsuit against the publication and the article's author Wednesday, court records show. The three...

  • Probe into California tree fall begins; kids seriously hurt

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An investigation began Wednesday into why a 75-year-old, 75-foot-tall pine tree fell on a group of kids from a summer camp at a Southern California children's museum, leaving a young boy and girl hospitalized with serious injuries, officials said. An independent...

  • Carter: Successful Iran nuclear deal better than strike

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday that the U.S. armed forces stand ready to confront Iran, but told lawmakers that a successful implementation of the nuclear agreement with Tehran is preferable to a military strike. Carter, Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of...

  • Israeli bulldozers start demolishing West Bank settlement

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli bulldozers began demolishing a contested housing complex in a West Bank settlement on Wednesday as the prime minister's office announced the "immediate construction" of some 300 new units at another location in the same settlement and advanced plans for about...

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